Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Our neighbors whose house is directly behind ours had their fence replaced this week.

The girls spent much of Tuesday morning perched in their playhouse, staring over the back fence at the workers.

On Tuesday afternoon when they woke from their naps, the workers had moved on to the fence that divides our yard from theirs. Bella refused to go outside with those strange men in our yard.

On Wednesday morning Bella decided that maybe it was ok to sit on the back step and watch the men working.

By lunch time she was sitting with Tree at the plastic table in the yard, about six feet from the back door.

When I went to call the girls in for their naps they were sitting on the overturned plastic slide about ten feet away from the workers and the back fence and Bella was chatting with them.

An hour or so later my pumpkin muffins had come out of the oven and cooled down and I handed two of them to Bella to share with her new friends. She handed one muffin to one of the men and then sat down on her chair with the other muffin. I took a third muffin out to the second man and chatted with them for a while. They told me that Bella had been telling them about her trip to Texas.

I can’t imagine what she was telling them; but she certainly gave them an earful.

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